Precautions and contraindications for vaccination

People who have had serious allergic reactions to one or more of the ingredients contained in the vaccine, including people who are known to be allergic to macrogol/PEG/polyethylene glycol.

People who have had an immediate anaphylactic reaction after having received the first dose of Comirnaty® or COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna® should not receive a second dose.

People who have had an immediate anaphylactic reaction after receiving other vaccines or from the injection of medicine or have experienced repeated serious immediate systematic reactions/anaphylactic reaction to several medicines, should be assessed by a doctor before they are vaccinated with COVID-19 vaccines. Special attention must be given to people who may have a non-diagnosed allergy to the ingredient polyethylene glycol (PEG).

It must be assessed whether the vaccination should be given in a ward in a hospital under especially stringent state-of-alert conditions with respect to anaphylactic reaction.

People who are currently infected with COVID-19 or who are waiting on test results for COVID-19.

In addition, people who have a fever that is over 38 °C or are exhibiting general symptoms of illness should also delay getting the vaccination until after they are well again. The individual must remember to personally cancel their vaccination appointment and book a new one.

No. Vaccination with the two COVID-19 vaccines that are used in Greenland will not affect whether a person tests positive or not with the PCR test or rapid test. These tests are the tests used to show whether you have the infection.

If a person has subsequently taken an antibody test, the result of that test can be affected by a vaccination.

If you wish to learn more about the vaccines before you decide to go ahead and get vaccinated, the National Board of Health in Greenland (“Landslægeembedet”) recommends that you seek information from official sources. For example, you can learn more about the safety and approval process for the vaccines on the following websites: